While Israeli teens remain missing, crackdown on Hamas continues

(JNS.org) The Israel Defense Forces arrested another 25 Palestinian terrorists overnight on Thursday as part of their widespread campaign against Hamas, the Palestinian terror group believed to be behind the abduction of the three Israeli teens last week.

The three Israeli teenagers, Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, who went missing June 12 in Gush Etzion. Credit: Israel Defense Forces. 

The three Israeli teenagers, Naftali Frankel, Gilad Shaar, and Eyal Yifrach, who went missing June 12 in Gush Etzion. Credit: Israel Defense Forces. 

Overall, 320 Palestinians have been arrested by Israel over the past week, nearly 240 of whom are members of Hamas, the IDF said.

An Israeli military official also said that Israel would likely issue fewer permits to Palestinians from Hebron, near where the missing teens were kidnapped, during the upcoming Ramadan holiday, which begins June 28.

“Ramadan 2014 will not be like Ramadans in previous years,” said Major General Yoav Mordechai said, the Times of Israel reported. “The widespread festivities which took place [previously] will not happen.”

Posted on June 20, 2014 .